NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today that iconic artist Billy Joel will sit down with Howard Stern and special guests for the deep and rich discussion to fascinate all Billy Joel fans. The "Town Hall" event, hosted by Howard Stern, will broadcast live from a secret, intimate location in New York City on Monday, April 28.
The live "Town Hall" special will also feature a Q&A session—Billy Joel answering questions from a select audience of SiriusXM listeners about his legendary 50-year career.
Additional details about the "Town Hall," including special performances and guests, will be revealed by Howard Stern in the coming weeks on The Howard Stern Show on Howard's two exclusive SiriusXM channels, Howard 100 and Howard 101.
"The 2010 interview I did with Billy Joel was one of my favorites of my career. Now, this special hits a whole new level, with surprise guests whose lives have been changed by Billy, from the unknown to the famous, giving Billy the tribute, and fans the treat, that they deserve," said Howard Stern.
"Combining Howard Stern's amazing interviewing skills and Billy Joel's musical mastery into one 'Town Hall' special makes this the can't-miss event of the season," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Who knows what to expect when The Piano Man and The King of All Media sit down together. Subscribers in the room are going to love it, as will our nation of listeners."
The "Town Hall" will air live on Monday, April 28 midday ET on Howard 100, channel 100, and The Billy Joel Channel, channel 4, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Subscribers can enter for the chance to attend the broadcast and ask Billy Joel a question in person during the "Town Hall." See Official Rules for complete details at www.siriusxm.com/TownHall.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Billy Joel" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Eminem, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys, KISS, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Cher, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, Usher, Pearl Jam, Roger Waters and the surviving members of Nirvana.
The Billy Joel Channel, launched on March 26 and will air through June 25, features music spanning the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's 50-year career: from his earliest work with The Echoes in 1964, to his solo debut Cold Spring Harbor from 1971, through his upcoming release, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia. The Billy Joel Channel also features 40 years of archival interviews, including excerpts from his "Masters Class" sessions that he conducts periodically to music students around the world, as well as rarities from the vaults, previously unavailable studio tracks and live performances captured in his earliest days as a performer.
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